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Liberal Media Doesn’t Have Too Much Confidence that Ossoff can Win a Runoff

Liberal pundits and the media haven’t expressed high hopes that Jon Ossoff can pull out a win in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District’s June runoff.

Leading up to Tuesday’s GA-06 primary, Hollywood elites and liberal pundits hoped that Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff would win the election outright, but they did not express too much confidence that he could pull out a win in the runoff.

MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews called the possibility of a runoff “tough,” and MSNBC political reporter Kasie Hunt agreed, describing it as a “tough slog.”

CNN’s Manu Raju said that in a runoff, “the Republican candidate would be favored, given the conservative lean in this district.”

“He’s only one percent of the second choice for these candidates,” Sam Stein of The Huffington Post said. “He likely has a ceiling, and it’s unclear if that ceiling will get up to 50 percent.”

CNN’s Chris Cillizza said, “My guess is that establishment Republican versus Democrat in that district, establishment Republican wins almost every time.”

“One, Ossoff is not likely to get 50 percent. Number two, if that happens, he’s going to go to a runoff. He will likely not win. And third, that is going to be a huge punch in the gut for Democrats, who have been very excited for months over this seat,” The Boston Globe’s James Pindell said.

Even Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook weighed in and called pulling out a win “really hard,” given the Republican nature of the district.

With even the left expressing their doubts about Ossoff’s chances, it appears the odds are stacked very high against him winning the June runoff.